Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original American Idol". Her music has mainly dealt with themes of heartbreak, independence, and self-empowerment for women and young teens. Clarkson possesses the vocal range of a soprano, spanning from Eâ™3 â€“ G6, which has been described as dynamic, robust and emotive. Regarding the quality of Clarkson's voice Rolling Stone commented that "her high [piano] notes are sweet and pillowy, her growl is bone-shaking and sexy, and her midrange is amazingly confident for a pop posy whose career is tied for eternity to the whims of her American Idol overlords.